The Measure of All Things

The Measure of All Things

In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way north to Dunkirk, while Pierre-François-André Méchain voyaged south to Barcelona. Their mission was to measure the world, and their findings would help define the meter as one ten-millionth of the distance between the pole and the equator--a standard that… (more)

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 2002)

Duration: 6:0 hours

File size: 424 MB

Language: English


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